THE GLASS HAMMER. K. W. Jeter.

THE GLASS HAMMER. [New York]: Bluejay Books, Inc., [1985]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Signed on the title page by Jeter. A tale set in balkanized authoritarian near future America about a "sprinter," the hero of a "Speed Death Production" video, who races through the southwestern desert transporting bootleg computer chips to the European black market, and brainwashed government and corporate workers watching mindless videos (soap, sex, violence) which keep them docile. "Jeter's most significant SF may lie in the thematic trilogy comprising DR. ADDER (1984) -- his first novel (written 1972), long left unpublished because of its sometimes turgid violence -- THE GLASS HAMMER (1985) and DEATH ARMS (1987)." - John Clute, SFE (online). Trade paperback original. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 429. A nearly fine copy. (#146426).

Price: $45.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First Bluejay printing: July 1985" on copyright page.